Ming-Wei Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, the National Center for Drug Screening;
Professor, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Professor Ming-Wei Wang meets Mrs. Caryn Peterson in San Diego
Professor Ming-Wei Wang, Director of the National Center for Drug Screening (NCDS) and the Chinese National Compound Library, met with Mrs. Caryn Peterson, Scientific Advisor to NCDS and Partner of Development and Strategic Consulting (Encinitas, CA), in San Diego (California, USA) in the afternoon of February 4, 2014. Opinions concerning recent changes in transnational regulatory environment for drug discovery were broadly exchanged between them.
Dr. Ming-Wei Wang visits Shanghai Biotecan Diagnostics
In the morning of January 18, 2013, Professor Ming-Wei Wang, Director of the National Center for Drug Screening/Chinese National Compound Library, visited Shanghai Biotecan Medical Diagnostics Co., Ltd. Mr. Jingwei Lou, General Manager of Biotecan, and his associates warmly welcomed Dr. Wang. Both parties discussed in great detail regarding potential collaboration opportunities in personalized medicine.
Professor Ming-Wei Wang visits Genelux Corp. in San Diego
Professor Ming-Wei Wang, Director of the National Center for Drug Screening and the Chinese National Compound Library, visited Genelux Corporation located in San Diego (California, USA) in the afternoon of July 3, 2014. A warm reception was given by Mr. Thomas Zindrick (President and CEO) and his associates. After delivering a lecture on class B GPCRs, Dr. Wang had an interesting discussion with some senior scientists of the company.
Dr. Ming-Wei Wang meets Dr. Min Cui of Decheng Capital in Palo Alto
Professor Ming-Wei Wang, Director of the National Center for Drug Screening and the Chinese National Compound Library, met with Dr. Min Cui, Managing Director and Founder of Decheng Capital in the morning of February 1, 2014. They conducted a productive discussion concerning the development of "companion" diagnostics, among other topics, during the breakfast session held at the heart of "Silicon Valley" - Palo Alto, California, USA.
In the afternoon of August 2, 2012, Professor Ming-Wei Wang, Director of the National Center for Drug Screening/Chinese National Compound Library, visited the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and met with its Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Professor Peter K. Vogt. They warmly discussed various topics relating to bilateral collaboration. Dr. Lujian Liao, who will soon return to China and join the National Center for Protein Science (Shanghai), was present in the meeting.
Dr. Ming-Wei Wang meets Dr. Zhen Zhang of Fudan University
Professor Ming-Wei Wang, Director of the National Center for Drug Screening and the Chinese National Compound Library (CNCL), met with Professor Zhen Zhang (Chairman of Radiation Oncology, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center) and Ms. Xiaowei Li (Vice President of Shanghai Fortune Trade Co., Ltd.) at Ruijin Hotel (Shanghai) in the afternoon of June 17, 2015. They discussed potential opportunities to collaborate in the area of translational medicine.
Tips: An Interview with WANG Mingwei
Dr Wang obtained his medical degree from Shanghai Medical University in 1982, after which he attended UCLA School of Medicine and the Institute of Animal Physiology at Cambridge, UK, to further his professional training. He was awarded a Ph.D. in physiology by the University of Cambridge in 1989 and started his research career a year later in several USA-based biotechnology companies, including Amylin Pharmaceuticals and Ligand Pharmaceuticals. In the mid-1990s, he served as a consultant to Merck and UNDP for China-related healthcare projects. Thereafter, he co-founded several biopharmaceutical start-up companies in the USA, UK, China, and Hong Kong. Dr Wang has published more than 130 research papers, received multiple academic awards or social honors from the UK, USA, Taiwan, and China, and obtained 56 international patents.He has been an Adjunct Professor at Nanjing University since 1993. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (UK) in 1987 and a Fellow of the Institute of Biology (UK) in 2001. Dr Wang was appointed as a professor of pharmacology at the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and executive deputy director of the Chinese National Center for Drug Screening in 2001. In 2003, he was promoted to a full directorship and served as assistant president of Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, CAS (between 2003 and 2004). In 2004, Dr Wang was appointed by the Shanghai Pudong New District Government as senior advisor on the biopharmaceutical industry and elected as the first president of Shanghai Pudong Engineers Association (re-elected in 2009). He has also been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Novo Nordisk-CAS Research Foundation since 2007. In 2008, the Scripps Research Institute (USA) appointed Dr Wang as an Adjunct Professor, and in May 2010, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, made him Honorary Professor of Pharmacology. Meanwhile, World Health Organization (WHO)/Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) named him as one of the 12 expert members of the Thematic Reference Group on Innovation and Technology, Shanghai Clinical Research Center appointed him as a Senior Advisor on International Business Affairs, and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences/Peking Union Medical College made him Guest Professor. In 2011, he became Chair Professor at South China University of Technology in Guangzhou. Dr. Wang also serves Director of the newly established Chinese National Compound Library, a member of the Editorial Board of Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, and Editor of the Biochemical Journal.